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Promotional Event

A big thank you to those who volunteered during our promotional morning on 9th September at Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, Castleford. We gave out plenty of leaflets and had some interest, so hopefully this results in a few new members for our band and choir!

Exam Congratulations

Congratulations to Alfie Southernwood (Grade 1) and Maxx Lancaster (Grade 4) who both passed their recent Saxophone exams!

Keep in the know!

From September 2017 we will be using e-mail (rather than letters) as our primary method of communication with members and parents, so please sign up to our mailing list (here) as soon as possible.

For everyone else, we'll be launching a brand new (occasional) e-mail newsletter very soon, so please sign up for all the latest CYM news and events!

New Concert

We've just added a new concert to our events page - a performance at St Joseph's Primary School in Castleford on Friday 7th July to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. As this is the same venue as our planned rehearsal, the evening will begin with refreshments at 7pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available on the door and are priced at £5 adults, with children just £2.

New Arrivals!

Congratulations to choir members Jade and Lee Gray on the birth of their son Finley, and to Life Member Clare Heins and her husband Stefan on the birth of their daughter Sofia, both born last week. Sofia is a brand new granddaughter for Susan and Ralph Jaggar!)




Next Up...Lidgett Park

Our next concert takes place at Lidgett Park Methodist Church in Roundhay on Friday 5th May, raising money for Christian Aid and Leeds Autism Services. If you're able to display a poster or flyer advertising this event, please see our downloads page.

New Events

Several new concerts for 2017 have just been added to our events page, including return visits to Kirkthorpe and Knottingley, plus another joint concert with Castleford Male Voice Choir in September. This brings the total number of concerts to seven, completing our 2017 concert season.

If you're interested in us performing for you in 2018, please get in touch now!

Become a Friend of CYM

Our annual patron's scheme 'Friends of CYM' is a great way to support Castleford Young Musicians if you're not musical or you fall outside our membership age range! Memberships renew each August, but between now and the end of January we have a special half-year offer for only £5 (single membership) or just £6 (joint membership). There is no commitment from August 2017, but if you would like to continue supporting us, membership for the following 12 months will be £12 (single) and £15 (joint).

This is an excellent way to help CYM with their fundraising efforts - if you're interested please complete the form on our Friends page. Contact us if you would like more information.


Older News

David Lorriman

Castleford Young Musicians are very sad to announce the passing of one of our founding members David Lorriman. A service to celebrate his life will take place at Castleford Christadelphian Hall, Hartley St, off High Oxford Street, Castleford, WF10 5DQ on Thursday 2nd February at 11:45. Our condolences to his wife and former Choir Director Vera and their family.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our members, friends, family and supporters!

See you all in 2017! When? Have a look at our events page!



Merry Christmas!

Our Annual Christmas Cabaret Concert on 16th December at Castleford Civic Centre, sponsored by Handelsbanken Castleford, brought our very busy Christmas period to a close. It followed concerts the previous two weeks; the first being our joint concert with Castleford Male Voice Choir at Pontefract Central Methodist Church followed by a performance of Christmas music at St Paul's Church, Glasshoughton, on 9th December. The concert was also our final meeting of 2016 - our unforgettable 50th Anniversary year! We now look forward to a busy 2017 (see our events page for details), but before then we would like to wish all our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




50th Anniversary

Our reunion social event on 2nd September 2016 marked the end of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, with members past and present coming together to share memories of their time with CYM. It's been a very busy year, with the production of a CD and DVD, as well as our Anniversary Concert in May.

If you're a past member and haven't yet requested your free copy of our CD or DVD, click here!


Wedding Congratulations

Congratulations to Committee and Choir member Jade on her recent marriage to fellow Choir member Lee Gray in the Lake District. We wish you a long and happy future together!






Castleford Young Musicians have recently signed up with 'Making Music', the UK's number one organisation for voluntary music groups. We're looking forward to discovering the benefits of being members of this organisation through the rest of this year and beyond! For more details about 'Making Music' visit them at

We're now on Instagram! Take a look: Instagram

Our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy and our Health and Safety Policy are now available to view on our Policies page, or to download from our Downloads page.

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